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  1. PaulQ's Avatar
    I have read that there is a developer setting to hide the notch (black on either side). Is there an app that will do this based on which app you are using?

    Thanks!
    10-27-2018 01:05 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I have read that there is a developer setting to hide the notch (black on either side). Is there an app that will do this based on which app you are using?

    Thanks!
    I hate the notch and cannot imagine when I would ever want to see it. So, yes, I disabled it in Developer Settings.

    But, to your question, I would be very surprised if an app doesn't turn up soon to do what you want.
    10-27-2018 06:19 AM
  3. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I have read that there is a developer setting to hide the notch (black on either side). Is there an app that will do this based on which app you are using?

    Thanks!
    What sort of apps are you looking to hide it on? I have a few where it gets hidden automatically, YouTube and games mostly.
    10-27-2018 08:25 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I have read that there is a developer setting to hide the notch (black on either side). Is there an app that will do this based on which app you are using?

    Thanks!
    There is an appthat lets you hide the notch while keeping the notifications there but it's not Exclusive by app.
    10-27-2018 09:24 AM
  5. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Nacho notch is dope but it's not by app basis
    10-27-2018 02:35 PM
  6. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    I hate the notch and cannot imagine when I would ever want to see it. So, yes, I disabled it in Developer Settings.

    But, to your question, I would be very surprised if an app doesn't turn up soon to do what you want.
    Why not just get the 3 then? Same size.
    10-27-2018 04:59 PM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Why not just get the 3 then? Same size.
    Same size?

    Umm, no.
    10-27-2018 05:25 PM
  8. sjcdal's Avatar
    If there is a stand alone app, you could always use IFTTT or AutomateIt pro to invoke that setting using the app you want it as the "trigger".
    Hoping that AutomateIt will just add that setting as switch option.....
    10-27-2018 07:45 PM
  9. TraderGary's Avatar
    I tried to like the notch for a few days. For me the distaste for the notch won out. I too eliminated the notch with the option in Developer Settings.

    I also tried the Nacho Notch app. I prefer the option in Developer Settings.

    My wife felt the same way and she has also eliminated the notch with the option in Developer Settings.
    10-27-2018 08:15 PM
  10. jrodjrxbox's Avatar
    call me crazy but the notch doesn't bother me it reminds me of the first 2 lgv10 and v20 series
    10-28-2018 01:08 AM
  11. J Dubbs's Avatar
    The notch finally gives our phones a little humanity, a face if you will. What's not to like? ;-)
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    10-28-2018 01:40 AM
  12. imad z's Avatar
    u can search on play store or look for apks
    10-28-2018 02:16 AM
  13. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    My wife felt the same way and she has also eliminated the notch with the option in Developer Settings.
    Seems insane to me that Google didn't build an appropriate solution to hiding the notch. Other companies have the option to hide the notch and still keep the notifications/icons, but Google only has a sub-optimal solution that's not intended for consumer use.

    If I had the 3XL, it'd annoy me that to hide the notch, it'd require the blacking out that part of the screen and essentially make it dead space.
    10-28-2018 04:30 AM
  14. klau25's Avatar
    Seems insane to me that Google didn't build an appropriate solution to hiding the notch. Other companies have the option to hide the notch and still keep the notifications/icons, but Google only has a sub-optimal solution that's not intended for consumer use.

    If I had the 3XL, it'd annoy me that to hide the notch, it'd require the blacking out that part of the screen and essentially make it dead space.
    I think I read somewhere that Google will come out with something. Haha, but I'm not surprised if they don't. The fact that during the pixel 3 announcement, they tried there best to ignore the notch in the presentation. All the pictures were at an angle to hid it, or they just showed a black screen. seems like they were almost ashamed of it. Haha. Reminds me in high school how I tried to hid my pimple, but can't really hid it since it was right on my nose. Haha.
    10-28-2018 05:39 AM
  15. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Seems insane to me that Google didn't build an appropriate solution to hiding the notch. Other companies have the option to hide the notch and still keep the notifications/icons, but Google only has a sub-optimal solution that's not intended for consumer use.

    If I had the 3XL, it'd annoy me that to hide the notch, it'd require the blacking out that part of the screen and essentially make it dead space.
    How would you propose to do that, exactly?

    The notch exists to make room for the front-facing camera, proximity sensor, and speaker. That leaves two options, 1) put them in a horizontal bar all by themselves (which removing the notch effectively does or 2) build a notch around them.

    What is the third option?
    10-28-2018 07:29 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Seems insane to me that Google didn't build an appropriate solution to hiding the notch. Other companies have the option to hide the notch and still keep the notifications/icons, but Google only has a sub-optimal solution that's not intended for consumer use.

    If I had the 3XL, it'd annoy me that to hide the notch, it'd require the blacking out that part of the screen and essentially make it dead space.
    I have the 3XL and the notch doesn't impact my life
    10-28-2018 07:34 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    How would you propose to do that, exactly?

    The notch exists to make room for the front-facing camera, proximity sensor, and speaker. That leaves two options, 1) put them in a horizontal bar all by themselves (which removing the notch effectively does or 2) build a notch around them.

    What is the third option?
    He just wants the ability to hide it.... Make it black and leave the notifications in place
    10-28-2018 07:36 AM
  18. PhobicCarrot's Avatar
    How about using Tasker. When the app you want activates, use AutoInput to trigger the setting to disable the notch.
    10-28-2018 09:16 AM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    How about using Tasker. When the app you want activates, use AutoInput to trigger the setting to disable the notch.
    The app Nacho Notch doesn't lend itself to be launched
    10-28-2018 10:29 AM
  20. Shawn Vega Velez's Avatar
    I haven't heard of one, but you gave some8 the idea.
    10-28-2018 10:42 AM
  21. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    How would you propose to do that, exactly?

    The notch exists to make room for the front-facing camera, proximity sensor, and speaker. That leaves two options, 1) put them in a horizontal bar all by themselves (which removing the notch effectively does or 2) build a notch around them.

    What is the third option?
    Black out the areas next to the notch but still allow notifications/clock/battery etc icons there. Like how many other OEM's do it.
    10-28-2018 05:13 PM
  22. tecnoadicto's Avatar
    In many apps the notch still appears, it's such.
    10-28-2018 05:26 PM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    I hate the notch and cannot imagine when I would ever want to see it. So, yes, I disabled it in Developer Settings.

    But, to your question, I would be very surprised if an app doesn't turn up soon to do what you want.
    Does that give you a screen ratio closer to 16/9 (my preference)?
    10-28-2018 08:20 PM
  24. TraderGary's Avatar
    Does that give you a screen ratio closer to 16/9 (my preference)?
    Developer Options > Display Cutout -> Hide

    Results in a screen on my Pixel 3 XL that is identical to the screen on my Pixel 2 XL when they are placed side-by-side.
    recDNA likes this.
    10-28-2018 09:24 PM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    Developer Options > Display Cutout -> Hide

    Results in a screen on my Pixel 3 XL that is identical to the screen on my Pixel 2 XL when they are placed side-by-side.
    So 16/9 right?
    10-28-2018 09:25 PM
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